Every day we put on things. We put on clothes and shoes. Some will put on jewelry and others will put on protective gear for work. But what does it mean to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ?” Romans 13:14 says, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ….” This statement is given as in opposition to putting on the sins stated in verse 13 (rioting, drunkenness, strife, and envying); therefore, it leads us to putting on righteousness. We are to clothe ourselves with Jesus Christ and all He is: truth (not lies), purity (not immorality), love (not self-centeredness), and joy (not bitterness, anger, envy, or resentment). This “putting on of the Lord Jesus Christ” is crucial to victorious Christian living. If we choose to put on the opposite of who Jesus Christ is, we will be preparing for discouragement, frustration, and defeat! Excellence in our everyday choices will yield victory. Start with a step of victory and come to church this Sunday…I’ll be looking for you!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway